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To the chief musician, on stringed instruments; a Psalm or song of Asaph:
Elohim is known in Yehudah. His Name is great in Israel.
2 In Salem also is His tabernacle, and His dwelling place in Zion.
3 There He broke the arrows of the bows; the shield and the sword and the battle. Selah.
4 You are resplendent, more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey.
5 The stouthearted are plundered, they slept their sleep, and none of the men of might can use their hands.
6 At Your rebuke, O Elohim of Jacob, both the chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep.
7 You, even You, are to be feared, and who may stand in Your presence when once You are angry?
8 You caused judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared and was still,
9 when Elohim rose up for judgment, to save all the humble of the earth. Selah.
10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise You; with a remnant of wrath You will gird Yourself.
11 Vow, and pay unto YEHOWAH your Elohim. And let all who are round about Him bring presents unto Him Who is to be feared.
12 He will cut off the spirit of princes; He is revered by the kings of the earth.
To the chief musician, a laudatory; a Psalm of Asaph:
I cried unto Elohim with my voice; unto Elohim with my voice, and He gave ear unto me.
2 In the day of my trouble I sought Adonay; in the night my strength was poured out, and ceased not, and my soul refused to be comforted.
3 I remembered Elohim and was troubled; I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.
4 You hold open my eyelids; I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
5 I have considered the days of old; the years of ancient times;
6 I call to remembrance my song in the night; I commune with my own heart, and my spirit made diligent search.
7 Will Adonay forsake forever? And will He be favorable no more?
8 Is His lovingkindness gone forever? Does His promise come to an end forevermore?
9 Has El forgotten to be gracious? Has He in anger shut up His tender love? Selah.
10 And I said, “This is my infirmity, that I remember the years at the right hand of the Most High.”
11 I will remember the works of YEH; surely I will remember Your wonders of old.
12 I will meditate also on all Your work, and ponder upon Your deeds.
13 Your way, O Elohim, is holy, who is such a great El as our Elohim?
14 You are the El Who works wonders; You have made known Your strength among the people.
15 You have, with Your power, redeemed Your people; the children of Jacob and Yehseph. Selah.
16 The waters saw You, O Elohim; the waters saw You; they were afraid; the deeps also trembled.
17 The clouds poured out water; the skies sent out a sound; Your arrows also went abroad.
18 The voice of Your thunder was in the heavens; the lightning lit up the world; the earth trembled and shook.
19 Your way was in the sea, and Your paths in the great waters, and Your footsteps are not known.
20 You led Your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.
A poem of Asaph:
Give ear, O my people, to my law; incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
2 I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old,
3 which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.
4 We will not hide them from the children, showing to the generations to come the praises of YEHOWAH, and His strength, and His wondrous works that He has done.
5 For He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children;
6 that the generations to come might know, and that the children yet to be born, should rise up and declare them to their children;
7 that they would set their hope in Elohim, and not forget the works of El, but keep His commandments,
8 and not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that did not set their heart right, and whose spirit was not steadfast to El.
9 The children of Ephraim were armed, carrying bows, and turned back in the day of battle.
10 They kept not the covenant of Elohim and refused to walk in His law,
11 and forgot His works and His wonders that He has shown them.
12 Marvelous things did He in the sight of their fathers in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
13 He divided the sea and caused them to pass through, and He made the waters to stand as a heap.
14 In the daytime also He led them with the cloud, and by night with a light of fire.
15 He split the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink, as from the great depths.
16 He brought forth streams also from the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers.
17 And they sinned yet more against Him, by provoking the Most High in the wilderness.
18 And they tested El in their heart, by asking meat according to their desire.
19 Yes, they spoke against Elohim; they said, “Can El set a table in the wilderness?
20 Behold, He struck the rock and waters gushed out, and streams overflowed; can He give bread also? Can He provide meat for His people?”
21 Therefore YEHOWAH heard, and was full of wrath, and a fire was kindled against Jacob, and anger also came up against Israel,
22 because they believed not in Elohim, and trusted not in His deliverance.
23 Though He had commanded the clouds above, and opened the doors of heaven,
24 and had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the wheat of heaven;
25 man did eat the food of angels; He sent them food to the full;
26 He caused an east wind to blow in the heavens, and by His power He brought in the south wind.
27 He rained meat also upon them as dust, and feathered fowl as the sand of the sea,
28 and He let them fall in the midst of their encampment, round about their dwellings.
29 So they ate and were well filled, for He gave them their own desire.
30 They were not estranged from their lusts, for while the meat was yet in their mouths,
31 the wrath of Elohim came upon them, and killed the fattest of them, and struck down the chosen of Israel.
32 Through all this they sinned still, and believed not in His wonderful works.
33 Therefore their days He consumed in vanity, and their years in trouble.
34 When He killed them, then they sought Him, and returned and inquired early after El.
35 And they remembered that Elohim was their Rock, and the Most High El their Redeemer.
36 Nevertheless, they deceived Him with their mouth and they lied to Him with their tongues,
37 for their heart was not right with Him, nor were they faithful in His covenant.
38 But He, being compassionate, forgave their sins, and destroyed them not, and many times turned His anger away, and did not stir up all His wrath.
39 For He remembered that they were but flesh; a wind that passes away, and comes not again.
40 How often did they provoke Him in the wilderness and grieve Him in the desert!
41 They turned back and tempted El, and grieved The Holy One of Israel.
42 They remembered not His power, nor the day when He delivered them from the enemy;
43 how He set His signs in Egypt and His wonders in the field of Zoan,
44 and turned their rivers to blood, and their streams, they could not drink.
45 He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them, and frogs, which destroyed them.
46 He gave also their increase to the grasshopper, and their labor to the locust.
47 He destroyed their vines with hail and their sycamore trees with frost.
48 He gave up their cattle also to the hail, and their flocks to hot thunderbolts.
49 He cast upon them the fierceness of His anger, wrath, indignation and trouble, by sending evil messengers.
50 He made a path for His anger; He spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence,
51 and smote all the firstborn in Egypt; the first issue of their strength in the tabernacles of Ham.
52 But He made His own people go forth like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock,
53 and He led them on safely, so that they feared not. But the sea overwhelmed their enemies.
54 And He brought them to the border of His sanctuary; even to this mountain, which His right hand had procured.
55 He cast out the nations also before them, and divided unto them an inheritance by line, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.
56 Yet they tempted and provoked the Most High Elohim, and kept not His testimonies,
57 but turned back, and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers; they were turned aside like a deceitful bow.
58 For they provoked Him to anger with their high places, and moved Him to jealousy with their graven images.
59 When Elohim heard, He was filled with wrath, and greatly abhorred Israel,
60 so that He forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh; the tent which He placed among men,
61 and gave up His strength to captivity, and His glory into the enemy’s hand.
62 He gave His people over also unto the sword, and was filled with wrath toward His inheritance.
63 Fire consumed their young men, and their maidens were not given in marriage.
64 Their priests fell by the sword, and their widows made no lamentations.
65 Then Adonay awakened as if from sleep; like a mighty man shouts by reason of wine.
66 And He struck His enemies from behind, and He put them to everlasting reproach.
67 Moreover He rejected the tabernacle of Yehseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim,
68 but chose the tribe of Yehudah; Mount Zion which He loves.
69 And He built His sanctuary like the heights; like the earth which He has established forever.
70 He also chose David His servant, and took him from the sheepfolds;
71 from following the ewes with lambs, and He brought him to shepherd Jacob His people, and Israel His inheritance.
72 So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart, and guided them by the skillfulness of his hands.
A Psalm of Asaph:
O Elohim, the nations have come into Your inheritance; they have defiled Your holy temple; they have laid Jerusalem in heaps.
2 The dead bodies of Your servants they have given to the birds of the heavens; the flesh of Your saints to the beasts of the earth.
3 Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem, and there was none to bury them.
4 We have become a reproach to our neighbors; a scorn and derision to those that are round about us.
5 How long, O YEHOWAH? Will You be angry forever? Will Your jealousy burn like fire?
6 Pour out Your wrath upon the nations that have not known You, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon Your Name,
7 for they have devoured Jacob and laid waste his dwelling place.
8 O remember not former iniquities; let Your tender mercies quickly come to us, for we are brought very low.
9 Help us, O Elohim of our deliverance, for the glory of Your Name, and deliver us and take away our sins for Your Name’s sake.
10 Why should the nations say, “Where is their Elohim?” O be known among the nations in our sight by the revenging of the blood of Your servants, which they have shed.
11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come before You; according to the greatness of Your power preserve those appointed to die.
12 And render unto our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom the reproach with which they have reproached You, O Adonay,
13 so we Your people, and the sheep of Your pasture, will give You thanks forever. We will show forth Your praise to all generations.
To the chief musician, with trumpets; a Psalm of Asaph:
Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel; You Who lead Yehseph like a flock; You Who dwell between the cherubim; shine forth!
2 Before Ephraim and Benyehmin and Manasseh, stir up Your might; come and save us!
3 Turn unto us again, O Elohim, and cause Your face to shine, and we will be saved.
4 O YEHOWAH Elohim of hosts, how long will You be angry against the prayer of Your people?
5 You feed them with the bread of tears, and give them tears to drink in great measure.
6 You make us contend with our neighbors, and our enemies laugh among themselves.
7 Turn unto us again, O Elohim of hosts, and cause Your face to shine, and we will be saved.
8 You have brought a vine out from Egypt; You cast out the nations and planted it.
9 You prepared a place before it, and caused it to take deep root; and it filled the land.
10 The hills were covered with its shadow, and the boughs of it were like the cedars of El.
11 It sent forth its boughs unto the sea, and its branches unto the river.
12 Why have You broken down its hedges, so that all who pass by the way gather of it?
13 The boar out of the forest lays it waste, and the wild beasts of the field feed on it.
14 Return, we beseech You, O Elohim of hosts; regard us again from heaven, and visit this vine,
15 and the vineyard, which Your right hand has planted, and the branch that You made strong for Yourself.
16 It is burned with fire; it is cut down; they perish at the rebuke of Your countenance.
17 Let Your hand be upon the man of Your right hand; upon the son of man whom You made strong for Yourself,
18 so that we will not turn back from You; revive us, and we will call upon Your Name.
19 Turn unto us again, O YEHOWAH Elohim of hosts; cause Your face to shine, and we will be saved.
To the chief musician, upon the harp; a Psalm of Asaph:
Sing for joy unto Elohim our strength; shout for joy unto the Elohim of Jacob.
2 Lift up a song, bring forth the tambourine; the delightful harp with the lyre.
3 Sound the trumpet at the new moon; at the appointed time of our solemn feast days,
4 for this is a statute for Israel; a judgment of the Elohim of Jacob.
5 He ordained it for a testimony in Yehseph, when he went our through the land of Egypt, where he heard a language that he knew not.
6 “I removed the burden from his shoulder; his hands were delivered from the pots.
7 You called in trouble and I delivered you; I answered you under the cover of thunder; I proved you at the waters of Meribah. (Selah)
8 Hear, O My people, and I will witness unto you; O Israel, if you will hear Me!
9 There shall no strange el be in you; neither shall you worship any strange el.
10 I, YEHOWAH, your Elohim, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt; open your mouth wide and I will fill it.
11 But My people will not hear My voice, and Israel would have none of Me.
12 So I gave them up to the lusts of their heart, and they walked in their own counsel.
13 Oh that My people would hear Me; that Israel would walk in My ways!
14 I would soon have subdued their enemies, and turned My hand against their adversaries.
15 The haters of YEHOWAH should have submitted unto Him, that their time could have endured forever,
16 and He would have fed them with the finest of the wheat; and with honey from the rock I would have satisfied you.”
A Psalm of Asaph:
Elohim stands in the congregation of the mighty; He judges among the elohim,
2 “How long will you judge unjustly, and regard the face of the wicked? (Selah)
3 Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy;
4 deliver the poor and needy; pluck them out of the hand of the wicked.
5 They know not, neither do they understand; they walk on in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
6 I said, ‘You are elohim! All of you are children of the Most High.
7 But you will die as common sort, and fall like one of the princes.’”
8 Rise up, O Elohim, judge the earth, for You shall inherit all nations.
A Song or Psalm of Asaph:
Keep not quiet, O Elohim, hold not Your silence, and be not still, O El,
2 for behold, Your enemies make an uproar, and those that hate You lift up their head.
3 In cunning they counsel against Your people, and consult against Your protected ones.
4 They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off as a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more.”
5 For they have consulted together with one heart, and are in confederacy against You.
6 The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites; Moab and the Hagrite;
7 Gebal, Ammon and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;
8 Asshur also is joined with them; they have become a help to the children of Lot. Selah
9 Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as unto Sisera and Jabin at the brook of Kishon,
10 who perished at En-Dor, and became as manure for the soil.
11 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb, and all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
12 who said, “Let us possess for ourselves the houses of Elohim.”
13 O my Elohim, make them like the whirlwind; as the stubble before the wind;
14 like fire burns wood, and like a flame that sets the mountains on fire.
15 So pursue them with Your tempest, and terrify them with Your storm.
16 Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek Your Name, O YEHOWAH.
17 Let them be disappointed and troubled forever, and let them be ashamed and perish,
18 that they may know that You alone, Whose Name is YEHOWAH, are the Most High over all the earth.
To the chief musician, upon the Harp; a Psalm of the sons of Korah:
How beloved is Your house, O YEHOWAH of hosts!
2 My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of YEHOWAH; my heart and my flesh cry out to the living El.
3 Yes, the sparrow has found a house, and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young; even Your altars, O YEHOWAH of hosts, my King and my Elohim.
4 Blessed are those who dwell in Your house! They will evermore be praising You. Selah
5 Blessed are they whose strength is in You; whose heart is a viaduct.
6 Passing through the valley of Baca they make it a well; the rain also fills it with blessings.
7 They go from strength to strength in Zion, appearing before Elohim.
8 O YEHOWAH Elohim of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O Elohim of Jacob! Selah
9 Behold, O Elohim, our shield, and look upon the face of Your anointed,
10 for a day in Your courts is better than a thousand. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my Elohim, than dwell in the tents of wickedness,
11 for YEHOWAH Elohim is a sun and shield; YEHOWAH will give grace and glory. Nothing good will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
12 O YEHOWAH of hosts, blessed are they who trust in You!
To the chief musician; a Psalm of the sons of Korah:
YEHOWAH, has been favorable to Your land; You have turned back the captivity of Jacob.
2 You have forgiven the iniquity of Your people; You have covered all their sin. Selah
3 You withdrew all Your wrath; You turned from the fierceness of Your wrath.
4 Turn back to us, O Elohim of our deliverance, and cause Your anger with us to cease.
5 Will You be angry with us forever? Will You draw out Your anger to all generations?
6 Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?
7 Show us Your lovingkindness, O YEHOWAH, and grant us Your salvation.
8 I will hear what El YEHOWAH will say, for He will speak peace to His people; to His saints, but let them not turn back again to folly.
9 Surely His salvation is near to those who fear Him, that glory may dwell in our land.
10 Mercy and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed.
11 Truth springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven.
12 Yes, YEHOWAH will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase.
13 Righteousness will go before Him, and will make a path for His footsteps.
A Prayer of David:
Bow down Your ear, O YEHOWAH, and give heed to me, for I am afflicted and needy.
2 Preserve my soul, for I am a pious soul. O You my Elohim, save Your servant who trusts in You.
3 Be merciful unto me, O Adonay, for I cry unto You; I cry the whole day.
4 Brighten the soul of Your servant, for unto You, O Adonay, I do lift up my soul.
5 For You, Adonay, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all who call upon You.
6 Give ear, O YEHOWAH, to my prayer, and incline to the voice of my supplications!
7 In the day of my trouble I will call upon You, for You will answer me.
8 Among the elohim, there is none like You O Adonay, nor are there any works like unto Your works.
9 All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Adonay, and they shall glorify Your Name,
10 for You are great and do wondrous works; You alone are Elohim.
11 Teach me Your way, O YEHOWAH; I will walk in Your truth. Unite my heart to fear Your Name.
12 I will give thanks to You, O Adonay my Elohim, with all my heart, and will glorify Your Name forever,
13 for great is Your mercy toward me, and You have delivered my soul from the lowest hell.
14 O Elohim, the arrogant have risen against me, and the congregations of the violent seek for my soul; they have not set You before them.
15 But You, O Adonay, are an El full of compassion and grace; long-suffering, and abundant in mercy and truth.
16 Turn to me, and have mercy upon me. Give Your strength to Your servant, and save the son of Your handmaid.
17 Show me as a sign for good, that those who hate me may see it and be ashamed, because You, O YEHOWAH, have helped me and comforted me.
A Psalm or Song of the sons of Korah:
His foundation is in the holy mountains.
2 YEHOWAH loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
3 Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of Elohim. Selah
4 “I will mention Rahab and Babylon to those that know Me; behold, Philistia and Tyre with Ethiopia; ‘Mankind was born there.’”
5 But of Zion it shall be said, “This one and that one were born in her”, and the Most High Himself will establish her.”
6 YEHOWAH will count when He records the people, “This one was born there.” Selah
7 And the singers and those who play on instruments will say, “All my springs are in you.”
A Song or Psalm of the sons of Korah, to the chief musician, upon sickness or depression; a poem for the faithful seed:
O YEHOWAH Elohim of my deliverance, I have cried day and night before You.
2 Let my prayer come before You; incline Your ear to my cry!
3 For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near unto the grave.
4 I am regarded amongst those who going down to the pit; I am as one having no strength,
5 exempt amongst the dead like the slain that lie in the grave, whom You remember no more, and who are cut off from Your hand.
6 You have placed me in the lowest pit in darkness; in the depths.
7 Your wrath leans hard upon me, and You have afflicted me with all Your waves. Selah
8 You have put my acquaintances far from me; You have made me abominable to them. I am shut up and cannot go forth.
9 My eyes mourn from misery. O YEHOWAH, I call daily upon You, and have stretched out my hands to You.
10 Will You do wonders for the dead? Will the dead rise up and praise You? Selah
11 Will Your mercy be declared in the grave, or Your faithfulness in destruction?
12 Will Your wonders be made known in the dark, and Your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
13 But unto You have I cried, O YEHOWAH, and in the morning shall my prayer come before You.
14 O YEHOWAH, why do You cast off my soul? Why do You hide Your face from me?
15 I was afflicted and dying from my youth; I suffer Your fear; I am distracted.
16 Your fierce wrath crosses before me; Your terrors cut me off.
17 They are round about me daily like water; they encompass me round about altogether.
18 Lover and friend You have put far from me, and my acquaintances are in darkness.
A poem of Ethan the Ezrahite:
I will sing of the mercy of YEHOWAH forever; with my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations.
2 For I have said, “Mercy will be built up forever; Your faithfulness will You establish in the heavens.”
3 “I have made a covenant with My chosen; I have sworn to David My servant,
4 ‘Your seed will I establish forever, and build up your throne to all generations.’” Selah.
5 The heavens will praise Your wonders, O YEHOWAH; Your faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints,
6 for who in the heavens is comparable to YEHOWAH? Who among the children of the mighty is like YEHOWAH;
7 an El greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and revered by all those about Him?
8 O YEHOWAH Elohim of hosts, who is mighty YEH compared to You, or faithful to all about You?
9 You rule the raging of the sea. When the waves of it rise up, You still them.
10 You have crushed Rahab in pieces, as one who is slain; You have scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm.
11 The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; the world and the fullness of it, You have founded them.
12 The north and the south, You have created them; Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in Your Name.
13 You have a mighty arm and strong is Your hand, and exalted is Your right hand.
14 Righteousness and judgment inhabit Your throne. Mercy and truth go forth before Your face.
15 Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They will walk, O YEHOWAH, in the light of Your countenance.
16 In Your Name shall they rejoice all the day, and in Your righteousness they will be exalted.
17 For You are the glory of their strength, and in Your favor our horn shall be exalted.
18 For YEHOWAH is our defense, and the Holy One of Israel is our King.
19 When You spoke in vision to the pious one you said, “I lay help upon the mighty; I exalt the chosen from the people.
20 I have found David My servant; with My holy oil I have anointed him,
21 with whom My hand will be established; My arm also will strengthen them.
22 The enemy will not exact interest from him, nor will the son of wickedness afflict him.
23 I will bruise his enemies before his face, and plague those that hate him,
24 but My faithfulness and My mercy will be with him, and in My Name will his horn be exalted.
25 I will also set his hand on the sea, and his right hand on the rivers.
26 He will cry to Me, ‘You are my Father; My El, and the rock of my salvation.’
27 Also I will make him My firstborn; higher than the kings of the earth.
28 My favor will I keep for him forever, and My covenant will be established with him.
29 His seed also will I preserve forever, and his throne as the days of heaven.
30 If his children forsake My law, and walk not in My judgments,
31 if they break My statutes, and keep not My commandments,
32 then I will punish their sin with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.
33 Yet I will not utterly take My lovingkindness from him, nor allow My faithfulness to fail.
34 I will not break My covenant, nor alter the utterances of My lips.
35 Once have I sworn by My Holiness, that I will not lie unto David.
36 His seed shall endure forever, and his throne as the sun before Me.
37 It will be established forever like the moon, and a faithful witness in the heavens.” Selah
38 But You have cast off and rejected; You have been full of wrath against Your anointed.
39 You have voided the covenant of Your servant; You have profaned his crown to the ground;
40 You have broken down all his walls; You have brought his strongholds to ruin.
41 All that pass by the way plunder him; he has become a reproach to his neighbors.
42 You have upheld the right hand of his adversaries; You have made all his enemies rejoice.
43 You have also turned back the edge of his sword, and have not made him rise up in the battle.
44 You have made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground.
45 The days of his youth You have shortened; You have covered him with shame. Selah
46 How long, YEHOWAH? Will You hide Yourself forever? Will Your wrath burn like fire?
47 Remember how short my time is, and why You have made all the children.
48 What person lives, and not see death? Can they deliver their soul from the power of the grave? Selah
49 Adonay, where is Your former mercy, which You swore unto David in Your truth?
50 Remember, Adonay, the reproach of Your servants; how I bear in my bosom the reproach of all the many people;
51 with which Your enemies have reproached, O YEHOWAH; with which they have reproached the footsteps of Your anointed.
52 Blessed be YEHOWAH forevermore! Amen and Amen.
A Prayer of Moses, the man of Elohim:
Adonay, You have been our dwelling place in all generations.
2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or before You formed the earth or the world; even from everlasting to everlasting, You are El.
3 You turn man into dust and say, “Return, O children of men.”
4 For a thousand years in Your sight are like yesterday when it is past, or like a watch in the night.
5 You carry them away as with a flood; they are as asleep. In the morning they are like grass, which springs up.
6 In the morning it flourishes and springs up; in the evening it is cut down and withers,
7 for we are consumed by Your anger, and in Your wrath we tremble.
8 You have set our iniquities before You; our secrets in the light of Your countenance,
9 for all our days are passed away in Your wrath; we end our years as a thought.
10 The days of our years are seventy, or if by might they be eighty years, yet their strength is labor and sorrow, for they are soon cut off, and we fly away.
11 Who knows the power of Your anger and wrath, in accordance with the reverence due You?
12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
13 Return, O YEHOWAH; how long? And let it repent You concerning Your servants.
14 O satisfy us early with Your mercy, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
15 Make us glad according to the days You have afflicted us, and the years we have seen evil.
16 Let Your work appear to Your servants and Your glory to their children,
17 and let the grace of Adonay our Elohim, be upon us; and establish the work of our hands; yes, You establish the work of our hands.
They who dwell in the secret place of the Most High, will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of YEHOWAH, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my Elohim, in Whom is my trust!”
3 Surely He will deliver you from the net of the snare, and from the ruin of the pestilence.
4 He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings is your refuge. His truth is a shield and buckler.
5 You will not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that wastes at noon.
7 A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
8 Only with your eyes will you behold and see the reward of the wicked,
9 because you have made YEHOWAH your refuge; the Most High, your dwelling place.
10 No evil will befall you, nor will any plague come near unto your dwelling,
11 for He will give His angels charge over you, to guard you in all your ways.
12 They will bear you up in their hands, that you do not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread upon the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent you will trample under your feet.
14 Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him. I will set him on high, because he has known My Name.
15 He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With a long life I will satisfy him, and show him My deliverance.”
A psalm or song for the Sabbath day:
It is good to give thanks unto YEHOWAH, and to sing praises unto Your Name, O Most High;
2 to tell of Your mercy in the morning, and Your faithfulness at night,
3 upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; and upon the harp, with a solemn sound,
4 for You, YEHOWAH, have made me glad through Your work. I will sing out at the works of Your hands.
5 O YEHOWAH, how great are Your works! Your thoughts are very deep.
6 A brutish man knows nothing; neither does a fool understand this:
7 When the wicked spring up like the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity flourish; it is so they shall be destroyed forevermore.
8 But You, O YEHOWAH, are on high forevermore,
9 for, behold, Your enemies, O YEHOWAH; for, behold, Your enemies will perish; all the workers of iniquity will be scattered.
10 But my horn You will exalt like the horn of a wild bull, and I shall be anointed with fresh oil.
11 My eye also shall see my desire upon my enemies; my ears shall hear my desire for the wicked that rise up against me.
12 The righteous will flourish like the palm tree; they will grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13 Those that are planted in the house of YEHOWAH will flourish in the courts of our Elohim.
14 They will still bring forth fruit in old age; they will be fat and flourishing,
15 to declare that YEHOWAH is upright. He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
YEHOWAH reigns; He is clothed with majesty; YEHOWAH is clothed with strength, and He has girded Himself. The world also is established; that it cannot be moved.
2 Your throne is established from of old; You are from everlasting.
3 The floods have lifted up, O YEHOWAH; the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.
4 YEHOWAH on high is mightier than the thunder of many waters; yes, than the mighty waves of the sea.
5 Your testimonies are firmly established. Holiness becomes Your house, O YEHOWAH, forevermore.
O YEHOWAH, El to Whom vengeance belongs; O El, to Whom vengeance belongs, show Yourself.
2 Lift Yourself up, You Judge of the earth; render what is deserved to the proud.
3 O YEHOWAH, how long will the wicked; how long will the wicked triumph?
4 How long will they utter and speak arrogantly, so that all the workers of iniquity boast of themselves?
5 They crush Your people, O YEHOWAH, and afflict Your heritage.
6 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.
7 Yet they say, “YEH shall not see, nor does the Elohim of Jacob regard it.”
8 Understand, you brutish among the people, and you fools; when will you gain wisdom?
9 He who fastened the ear, shall He not hear? He who formed the eye, shall He not see?
10 He who chastens the nations, shall He not rebuke; even He who teaches man knowledge?
11 YEHOWAH knows the thoughts of mankind, that they are vain.
12 Blessed are they whom You chasten, O YEH, and whom You teach out of Your law;
13 that You may give them rest from the days of adversity, until the pit is dug for the wicked.
14 For YEHOWAH will not cast off His people, nor will He forsake His inheritance.
15 But judgment will turn back to the righteous, and the upright in heart will follow it.
16 Who will rise up for me against evildoers? Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?
17 Unless YEHOWAH had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.
18 When I said, “My foot is slipping,” Your mercy, O YEHOWAH, held me up.
19 In the abundance of my thoughts within me, Your comfort delights my soul.
20 Shall the throne of wickedness fellowship with You, Who frames iniquity by a law?
21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn innocent blood.
22 But YEHOWAH is my defense; and my Elohim is the rock of my refuge.
23 And He will bring upon them their own iniquity, and will cut them off in their own wickedness; YEHOWAH our Elohim will cut them off.
O come, let us sing unto YEHOWAH. Let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto Him with psalms,
3 for YEHOWAH is a great El, and a great King above all elohim.
4 In His hand are the deep places of the earth; the strength of the hills is His also.
5 The sea is His, for He made it; and His hands formed the dry land.
6 Come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before YEHOWAH our Maker,
7 for He is our Elohim, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand. Today, if you will hear His voice,
8 do not harden your heart, as at Meribah; as in the day of temptation in the wilderness,
9 when your fathers tempted Me, tested Me, and saw My work.
10 Forty years long I was grieved with that generation, and said, ‘They are a people who err in their heart, and they do not know My ways.’
11 So I swore in My wrath, that they should not enter into My rest.
Sing unto YEHOWAH a new song; sing unto YEHOWAH, all the earth.
2 Sing unto YEHOWAH; bless His Name; declare His deliverance from day to day.
3 Tell of His glory among the nations; His wonders among all the people,
4 for YEHOWAH is great, and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all elohim.
5 For all the elohim of the nations are idols, but YEHOWAH made the heavens.
6 Glory and majesty are before Him; strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.
7 Give unto YEHOWAH, O you families of the people; give unto YEHOWAH glory and strength.
8 Give unto YEHOWAH the glory due unto His Name; bring an offering and come into His courts.
9 O, Worship YEHOWAH in the beauty of holiness; tremble before Him, all the earth.
10 Say among the nations, “YEHOWAH reigns; in Whom the world also is firmly established; it will not be moved. He will judge the people righteously.”
11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and all it contains;
12 let the field be joyful, and all that are therein. Then shall all the trees of the forest rejoice
13 before YEHOWAH, for He comes; for He comes to judge the earth! He will judge the world with righteousness, and the people with His truth.
YEHOWAH reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of islands be glad.
2 Clouds and darkness are round about Him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.
3 Fire goes before Him, and burns up His enemies round about.
4 His lightning enlightened the world; the earth saw and trembled.
5 The mountains melted like wax at the presence of YEHOWAH; at the presence of Adonay of the whole earth.
6 The heavens declare His righteousness, and all the people see His glory.
7 Let all those be ashamed that serve graven images, and boast themselves of idols. Worship Him, all you elohim.
8 Zion heard, and was glad, and the daughters of Yehudah rejoiced because of Your judgments, O YEHOWAH.
9 For You, YEHOWAH, are Most High above all the earth; You are exalted far above all elohim.
10 You who love YEHOWAH, hate evil. He preserves the souls of His pious ones; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.
11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
12 Be glad in YEHOWAH, you righteous, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness.
O sing to YEHOWAH a new song, for He has done marvelous things. His right hand and His holy arm have gotten Him the victory.
2 YEHOWAH has made known His deliverance; His righteousness He has revealed in the sight of the nations.
3 He has remembered His mercy and His truth toward the house of Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the deliverance of our Elohim.
4 Make a joyful noise unto YEHOWAH, all the earth. Make a loud noise and rejoice, and sing praises.
5 Sing praises unto YEHOWAH with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm.
6 With trumpets and the sound of coronets, make a joyful noise before YEHOWAH, the King,
7 Let the sea roar, and the fullness thereof; the world, and those that dwell thereon.
8 Let the rivers clap their hands; let the mountains be joyful together
9 before YEHOWAH, for He is coming to judge the earth. With righteousness He will judge the world, and the people with equity.
YEHOWAH reigns, let the people tremble; He sits between the cherubim, let the earth be moved.
2 YEHOWAH is great in Zion, and He is exalted above all the people.
3 Let them praise Your great and reverent Name, for He is holy.
4 The King’s strength also loves justice; You have established equity; You execute justice and righteousness in Jacob.
5 Exalt YEHOWAH our Elohim, and worship at His footstool, for He is holy.
6 Moses and Aaron among His priests, and Samuel was among those who call upon His Name; they called upon YEHOWAH and He answered them.
7 He spoke to them in the cloudy pillar; they kept His testimonies, and the ordinance that He gave them.
8 You answered them, O YEHOWAH our Elohim; You are the El that forgave them, although You took vengeance upon their deeds.
9 Exalt YEHOWAH our Elohim, and worship at His holy hill. YEHOWAH our Elohim is holy.
A Psalm of praise:
Shout joyfully unto YEHOWAH, all the nations.
2 Serve YEHOWAH with gladness; come to His presence with joyful singing.
3 Know that YEHOWAH Himself is Elohim; it is He Who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, and bless His Name,
5 for YEHOWAH is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth to all generations.
A Psalm of David:
I will sing of mercy and justice. To You, O YEHOWAH, I will sing forth praises.
2 I will act wisely and in a blameless way. When will You come to me? I will walk in my house with integrity in my heart.
3 I will set no wicked thing before my eyes; I hate the work of those who turn aside; it will not cleave to me.
4 A crooked heart will depart from me; I will not know evil.
5 Whoever in private slanders their neighbor, those will I destroy. No one who has a lofty look or a proud heart will I endure.
6 My eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me. Those who walk without blemish are they who will minister to me.
7 Those that act deceitfully shall not dwell within my house; those who speak lies will not maintain their position before me.
8 Every morning I will destroy all the wicked of the land, so as to cut off from the city of YEHOWAH all those who do iniquity.
A prayer for the afflicted, when they are faint and pour out their complaint before YEHOWAH:
Hear my prayer, O YEHOWAH, and let my cry come unto You.
2 Hide not Your face from me in the day of my trouble; incline Your ear to me; in the day when I call, answer me with haste,
3 for my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as in a hearth.
4 My heart is smitten and withered like grass, so that I forget to eat my bread.
5 By reason of the sounds of my groaning, my bones cleave to my skin.
6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness; I am like an owl in a desolate place.
7 I watch, and am like a sparrow alone upon the housetop.
8 My enemies reproach me all day long; those who deride me use my name as a curse.
9 For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping,
10 because of Your indignation and Your wrath, for You have lifted me up and cast me down.
11 My days are like a shadow that declines, and I am withered like grass.
12 But You, O YEHOWAH, shall endure forever, and remembrance of Your Name to all generations.
13 You will rise up and show compassion toward Zion; for it is time to favor her; yes, the established time has come,
14 For Your servants take pleasure in her stones, and favor her dust;
15 so the nations will fear the Name of YEHOWAH, and all the kings of the earth Your glory.
16 For YEHOWAH will build up Zion, and He will appear in His glory.
17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
18 And this is written for generations to come, that a people yet to be created may praise YEH.
19 For He looked down from the height of His sanctuary; from heaven YEHOWAH beheld the earth,
20 to hear the groaning of the prisoner; to set free those who were appointed to death;
21 to declare the Name of YEHOWAH in Zion, and His praise in Jerusalem,
22 when the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve YEHOWAH.
23 He has weakened my strength along the way; He has shortened my days.
24 I say, “O my El, do not take me away in the midst of my days, Your years are throughout all generations.
25 Of old You laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands.
26 They will perish, but You endure, and all of them will wear out like a garment, but like a garment You will change them, and they will be changed.
27 But You are the same, and Your years have no end.
28 The children of Your servants will continue, and their seed will be established before You.”
A Psalm of David:
Bless YEHOWAH, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy Name.
2 Bless YEHOWAH, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits;
3 Who forgives all your sins, Who heals all your diseases;
4 Who redeems your life from the pit; Who crowns you with mercy and compassion;
5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle.
6 YEHOWAH executes righteousness and judgment for all who are oppressed.
7 He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.
8 YEHOWAH is compassionate and gracious; slow to anger and abounding in mercy.
9 He will not always chide, neither will He keep His anger forever.
10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor rewarded us according to our iniquities,
11 for as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who revere Him.
12 As far as the east is from the west, thus far has He removed our sins from us.
13 As a father has compassion on his children, so YEHOWAH has compassion on those who revere Him.
14 For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are but dust.
15 As for man, his days are like grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourishes,
16 for the wind passes over it, and it is no more, and the place of it knows it no more.
17 But the mercy of YEHOWAH is from everlasting to everlasting on those who revere Him, and His righteousness to children’s children,
18 to those who keep His covenant and remember His commandments, to do them.
19 YEHOWAH has established His throne in the heavens, and His dominion rules over all.
20 Bless YEHOWAH, you His angels, mighty in strength, who do His commandments, heeding the voice of His word!
21 Bless YEHOWAH, all you His hosts; you who serve Him, that do His will.
22 Bless YEHOWAH, all His works, in all places of His dominion; Bless YEHOWAH, O my soul!
Bless YEHOWAH, O my soul! O YEHOWAH my Elohim, You are very great; You are clothed with glory and majesty,
2 covering Yourself with light as with a garment; stretching out the heavens like a curtain.
3 You laid the beams of Your chambers in the waters; You make the clouds Your chariot; You walk upon the wings of the wind;
4 You make the winds Your messengers; Your ministers a flaming fire.
5 You laid the earth upon its foundations, so that it would not be removed forever.
6 You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.
7 At Your rebuke they fled; at the sound of Your thunder they hastened away.
8 The mountains rose up, the valleys dropped down to the place that You established for them.
9 You set a boundary that they may not pass over; that they may not turn again to cover the earth.
10 You send forth fountains in the valley, which flow between the mountains,
11 which give drink to every beast of the field; the wild asses quench their thirst.
12 By them the birds of the heavens dwell; they sing among the branches.
13 He waters the mountains from His upper chambers; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of His works.
14 He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, and herbs for the labor of man, so that he may bring forth food from the earth,
15 and wine that makes the heart of man glad, and oil, to make his face glisten, and food which sustains man’s heart.
16 The trees of YEHOWAH drink their fill, the cedars of Lebanon which He planted,
17 where the birds make their nests, and the stork, whose home is the fir trees.
18 The high mountains are a refuge for the wild goats; the rocks for the conies.
19 He appointed the moon for the seasons; the sun knows its setting.
20 You make darkness, and it is night, in which all the beasts of the forest creep.
21 The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from El.
22 When the sun rises, they gather themselves together, and lay down in their dens.
23 Man goes forth to his work and to his labor until the evening.
24 O YEHOWAH, how many are Your works? In wisdom You have made them all; the earth is full of Your riches.
25 So there is this great and wide sea, in which are swarms without number; beasts both small and great.
26 There go the ships; there too is that Leviathan, whom You have made to play in it.
27 These all wait for You, to give them their meat in due season.
28 You give to them, they gather it up; You opened Your hand, they are filled with good.
29 You hide Your face, they are troubled; You take away their breadth, they die and return to their dust.
30 You send forth Your Spirit, they are created; and You renew the face of the ground.
31 The glory of YEHOWAH shall endure forever; YEHOWAH will rejoice in His works.
32 He looks at the earth, and it trembles; He touches the mountains, and they smoke.
33 I will sing to YEHOWAH as long as I live; I will sing praise to my Elohim while I have my being.
34 My meditation of Him shall be sweet; I will be glad in YEHOWAH.
35 Let sinners be consumed out of the earth and let the wicked be no more. Bless YEHOWAH, O my soul. Praise you YEH!
Oh give thanks unto YEHOWAH, call upon His Name; make known His deeds among the people.
2 Sing to Him, sing psalms unto Him; speak of all His wondrous works.
3 Glory you, in His holy Name; let the heart of those rejoice that seek YEHOWAH.
4 Seek YEHOWAH and His strength; seek His face evermore.
5 Remember His wonders which He has done; His wonders and the judgments of His mouth,
6 O seed of Abraham, His servant; O children of Jacob, His chosen ones!
7 He is YEHOWAH our Elohim; His judgments are in all the earth.
8 He has remembered His covenant forever, the word which He commanded to a thousand generations,
9 which He made with Abraham, and His oath unto Isaac.
10 And He confirmed it to Jacob for a law; to Israel as an everlasting covenant,
11 saying, “Unto you will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance,”
12 when they were but a few men in number, very few, and strangers in it.
13 When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people,
14 He allowed no man to do them wrong. Yes, He reproved kings for their sake, saying,
15 “Touch not My anointed, and do My prophets no harm.”
16 Moreover, He called for a famine upon the land; He broke the whole staff of bread.
17 He sent a man before them, even Yehseph, who was sold as a slave;
18 whose feet they hurt with fetters. He was laid in irons,
19 until the time that his word came; the Word of YEHOWAH tried him.
20 The king sent and loosed him, the ruler of people, and let him go free.
21 He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance,
22 to bind his princes at his pleasure, and teach his senators wisdom.
23 Israel also came into Egypt, thus Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.
24 And He increased His people greatly, and made them stronger than their enemies.
25 He turned their heart to hate His people; to deal deceitfully with His servants.
26 He sent Moses His servant, and Aaron, whom He had chosen.
27 They showed His signs among them, and wonders in the land of Cham.
28 He sent darkness and made it dark, and they did not rebel against His words.
29 He turned their waters into blood and killed their fish.
30 Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, even into the chambers of their kings.
31 He spoke, and there came diverse sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts.
32 He gave them hail for rain, and flaming fire in their land.
33 He struck their vines also, and their fig trees, and shattered the trees of their coasts.
34 He spoke, and locusts came, and caterpillars; and that without number,
35 and did eat up all the green grass in their land, and devoured the fruit of their ground.
36 He struck also the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength.
37 He brought them forth also with silver and gold, and there was not one feeble person among the tribes.
38 Egypt was glad when they departed, for the fear of them had fallen upon them.
39 He spread a cloud for a covering, and fire to give light in the night.
40 They asked, and He brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.
41 He opened the rock and the water gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a river.
42 For He remembered His holy word with Abraham His servant,
43 and He brought forth His people with joy; His chosen ones with a joyful shout.
44 He gave them also the lands of the nations, that they might take possession of the fruit of the peoples’ labor;
45 that they might observe His statutes and keep His laws. Praise YEH!
Praise YEH! Oh give thanks unto YEHOWAH, for He is good; for His mercy endures forever.
2 Who can speak of the mighty deeds of YEHOWAH, or who can show forth all His praise?
3 Blessed are they who keep justice; who do righteousness at all times!
4 Remember me, O YEHOWAH, with Your favor that You bear toward Your people; visit me with Your salvation,
5 that I may see the good of Your chosen; that I may rejoice in the gladness of Your nation; that I may glory with Your inheritance.
6 We have sinned like our fathers; we have committed iniquity; we have done wickedly.
7 Our fathers in Egypt did not understand Your wonders; they did not remember the multitude of your mercies, but provoked Him at the sea, even at the Red Sea.
8 Nevertheless He saved them for His Name’s sake, that He might make His mighty power to be known.
9 He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it was dried up, and He led them through the depths, as through the wilderness.
10 And He saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
11 And the waters covered their enemies; there was not one of them left.
12 Then they believed His words; they sang His praise.
13 They quickly forgot His works; they waited not for His counsel,
14 but lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted El in the desert.
15 And He gave them their request, but sent leanness into their soul.
16 And they envied Moses in the camp, and Aaron the saint of YEHOWAH.
17 The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram.
18 And a fire was kindled in their company; the flame burned up the wicked.
19 They made a calf in Horeb and worshiped a molten image.
20 Thus they exchanged their glory for the image of an ox that eats grass.
21 They forgot El their Deliverer, Who had done great things in Egypt,
22 wondrous works in the land of Ham and fearful things by the Red Sea.
23 Therefore He said that He would destroy them, had not Moses His chosen one stood before Him in the breach, to turn away His wrath, lest He should destroy.
24 Then they despised the pleasant land; they believed not His word,
25 but murmured in their tents, and listened not to the voice of YEHOWAH.
26 Therefore He lifted up His hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness,
27 to overthrow their seed also among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands.
28 They joined themselves also to Baal-Peor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.
29 Thus they provoked Him to anger with their acts; their deeds, and the plague broke out among them.
30 Then stood up Phinehas, who executed judgment; and so the plague was stayed,
31 and it was reckoned to him for righteousness, to all generations forevermore.
32 They angered Him also at the waters of Meribah, so that it went ill with Moses for their sake,
33 because they provoked his spirit, so that he spoke unadvisedly with his lips.
34 They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom YEHOWAH commanded them,
35 but were mingled with the nations and learned their works,
36 and they served their idols, which were a snare unto them.
37 Yes, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the devil,
38 and shed innocent blood; the blood of their sons and their daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Kanaan, and the land was polluted with the blood.
39 Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went whoring with their own works.
40 Therefore was the wrath of YEHOWAH kindled against His people, insomuch that He abhorred His own inheritance,
41 and He gave them into the hand of the nations, and they that hated them ruled over them.
42 Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were subdued under their hand.
43 Many times did He deliver them, but they provoked Him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.
44 Nevertheless He regarded their affliction when He heard their cry,
45 and He remembered His covenant for their sake, and repented according to the multitude of His mercies.
46 He also made them to be pitied of all those that carried them captive.
47 Save us, O YEHOWAH our Elohim, and gather us from among the nations, to give thanks to Your holy Name, and to triumph in Your praise.
48 Blessed be YEHOWAH Elohim of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. And let all the people say, “Amen.” Praise YEH!
Oh give thanks to YEHOWAH, for He is good; for His mercy is everlasting.
2 Let the redeemed of YEHOWAH say, whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy,
3 and gathered from the lands; from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south,
4 “They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.
5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them.
6 Then they cried unto YEHOWAH in their trouble, and He delivered them out of their distresses.
7 And He led them forth by the right way, that they might go to an inhabited city.
8 O that they would praise YEHOWAH for His mercy, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!
9 For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.
10 Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, bound in misery and iron,
11 because they rebelled against the words of El, and blasphemed the counsel of the Most High.
12 Therefore He humbled their heart with labor; they fell down with none to help.
13 Then they cried out to YEHOWAH in their trouble; He saved them out of their distresses.
14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death and broke their bands asunder.
15 Let them praise YEHOWAH for His mercy, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!
16 For He has broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron asunder.
17 Fools, because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.
18 Their soul abhors all manner of meat, and they draw near to the gates of death.
19 Then they cried out to YEHOWAH in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses.
20 He sent His word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
21 O let them praise YEHOWAH for His mercy, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!
22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare His works with rejoicing.
23 Those who go down to the sea in ships, who do business on great waters,
24 these see the works of YEHOWAH, and His wonders in the deep.
25 For He commands and raises the stormy wind, which lifts up the waves of the sea.
26 They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths; their soul is melted because of misery.
27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits’ end.
28 Then they cry unto YEHOWAH in their trouble, and He brings them out of their distresses.
29 He causes the storm to be calm, so that the waves of the sea are still.
30 Then are they glad, because there is calm, so He brings them to their desired haven.
31 O that they would praise YEHOWAH for His mercy, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!
32 Let them exalt Him also in the congregation of the people, and praise Him in the assembly of the elders.
33 He turns rivers into a wilderness, and the springs of water into a dry ground;
34 a fruitful land into barrenness, because of the wickedness of those who dwell in it.
35 He turns a wilderness into a pool of water, and a dry land into springs of water,
36 and there He makes the hungry to dwell, so that they may prepare a city for habitation,
37 and sow the fields and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase.
38 He blesses them also, and they multiply greatly, and He does not allow their cattle to decrease.
39 Again they are diminished and brought low through oppression, misery and sorrow.
40 He pours contempt upon princes, and makes them wander in the wilderness, where there is no way.
41 But He sets the poor on high away from affliction, and makes families like a flock.
42 The righteous see it and rejoice, and all iniquity shall shut its mouth.
43 Who is wise and will observe these things, even they will understand the mercy of YEHOWAH.”
A Song or Psalm of David:
O Elohim, my heart is set. I will sing, and give praise, even with my glory.
2 Awake, lyre and harp; I will awake early!
3 I will praise You, O YEHOWAH, among the peoples, and I will sing praises unto You among the nations,
4 for Your mercy is great above the heavens, and Your truth reaches to the clouds.
5 Be exalted, O Elohim, above the heavens, and Your glory above all the earth,
6 that Your beloved may be delivered. Save with Your right hand, and answer me.
7 Elohim has spoken in His holiness: “I will exult; I will divide Shechem and measure out the valley of Sukkoth.
8 Gilead is Mine; Manasseh is Mine; Ephraim also is the strength of My head; Yehudah is My law giver.
9 Moab is My washbowl; over Edom will I cast out My shoe; over Philistia will I triumph.”
10 Who will bring me into the fortified city? Who will lead me into Edom?
11 Will not You, O Elohim, Who has cast us off? And will You, O Elohim, go forth with our armies?
12 Give us help against the adversary, for vain is the help of man.
13 Through Elohim we will do valiantly, for it is He Who shall tread down our adversaries.
To the chief musician, a Psalm of David:
Hold not Your peace, O Elohim of my praise,
2 for the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me; they have spoken against me with a lying tongue.
3 They encompassed me round about with words of hatred, and fought against me without cause.
4 For my love they are my adversaries, but I give myself unto prayer.
5 And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.
6 Set a wicked person over them, and let Satan stand at their right hand.
7 When they are judged, let them be condemned, and let their prayer become sin.
8 Let their days be few; let others take their office.
9 Let their children be orphaned, and their mates desolate.
10 Let their children be vagabonds continually, and let them seek their sustenance far from their desolate places.
11 Let the creditors seize all that they have, and let strangers plunder the product of their labor.
12 Let there be none to extend mercy unto them, nor any to be gracious to their orphaned children.
13 Let their posterity be cut off; in the following generation let their name be blotted out.
14 Let the iniquity of their fathers be remembered before YEHOWAH, and let not the sin of their mother be blotted out.
15 Let them be before YEHOWAH continually, that He may cut off the memory of them from the earth,
16 because they did not remember to show mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy, and the despondent in heart, to put them to death.
17 As they loved cursing, so let it come unto them; as they delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from them.
18 As they clothed themselves with cursing, as with a garment, so let it come into their bowels like water, and like oil into their bones.
19 Let it be unto them as a garment which covers them, and as a girdle, with which they are girded continually.
20 And let this be the reward of my adversaries from YEHOWAH, and of those who speak evil against my soul.
21 But You, O my Adonay Elohim, for Your Name’s sake, because Your mercy is good, deliver me.
22 For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.
23 I am passing like a shadow when it declines; I am tossed up and down like the locust.
24 My knees are weak from fasting, and my flesh has grown lean, without fatness.
25 I also have become a reproach to them. When they look upon me, they shake their heads.
26 Help me, O YEHOWAH my Elohim; O save me according to Your mercy,
27 that they may know that this is Your hand; You, YEHOWAH, have done it.
28 Let them curse, but You bless. When they rise up, let them be ashamed, but let Your servant rejoice.
29 Let my accusers be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own shame, as with a coat.
30 I will greatly praise YEHOWAH with my mouth; yes, I will praise Him among the multitude,
31 for He shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save them from those that condemn their soul.
A Psalm of David:
YEHOWAH said unto my Adonay, “Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”
2 YEHOWAH will put forth the rod of Your strength from Zion, saying, “Rule in the midst of Your enemies.”
3 Your people will be willing in the day of Your power; in the beauty of holiness, from the womb of the morning, shall come to You as the dew of Your youth.
4 YEHOWAH has sworn and will not repent, “You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.”
5 Adonay at Your right hand will shatter kings in the day of His wrath.
6 He will judge among the nations; He will fill them with dead bodies; He will pierce the rulers of many countries;
7 He will drink from the brook in the way, therefore He will lift up the head.
Praise YEH! I will worship YEHOWAH with all my heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.
2 The works of YEHOWAH are great; sought after by all who delight in them.
3 His work is glorious and magnificent, and His righteousness endures forever.
4 He has done His wonderful works to be remembered; YEHOWAH is gracious and full of compassion.
5 He has given food to those who fear Him; He will ever be mindful of His covenant.
6 He has shown His people the power of His works, that He may give them the heritage of the nations.
7 The works of His hands are truth and judgment; all His commandments are sure;
8 they stand fast forever and ever; they are done in truth and uprightness.
9 He has sent redemption to His people; He has commanded His covenant forever; Holy and revered is His Name.
10 The fear of YEHOWAH is the beginning of wisdom. A good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.
Praise YEH! Blessed are they who fear YEHOWAH, who delight greatly in His commandments.
2 His seed will be mighty upon earth; the generation of the upright will be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches shall be in their house, and their righteousness will endure forever.
4 Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness, for He is gracious and compassionate and righteous.
5 It is well with those who are gracious and lend; He will guide their affairs with justice.
6 Surely, they will not be moved forever. The righteous will be remembered forever.
7 They will not fear evil reports, for their heart is fixed, trusting in YEHOWAH.
8 Their heart is established; they will not fear, even until they look with satisfaction upon their enemies.
9 They have given freely to the poor; their righteousness shall endure forever; their horn will be exalted in honor.
10 The wicked will see it and be grieved; they will gnash their teeth and melt away; the desires of the wicked will perish.
Praise YEH! Praise, O you servants of YEHOWAH; praise the Name of YEHOWAH!
2 Blessed be the Name of YEHOWAH from this time forth and forevermore.
3 From the rising of the sun to its setting, YEHOWAH’S Name is to be praised.
4 YEHOWAH is high above all nations; His glory is above the heavens.
5 Who is like YEHOWAH our Elohim, Who dwells on high;
6 Who humbles Himself to behold the things that are in heaven and on the earth?
7 He raises the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy from the dunghill,
8 that He may set them with princes; with the princes of His people.
9 He makes the barren woman dwell in the house, as a joyful mother of children. Praise YEH!
When Israel went forth out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language,
2 Yehudah was His sanctuary; Israel His dominion.
3 The sea looked and fled; the Jordan was driven back.
4 The mountains skipped like rams; the hills like lambs.
5 What ails you, O sea that you flee? O Jordan that you turn back?
6 O mountains that you skip like rams? O hills, like lambs?
7 Tremble, O earth, at the presence of Adonay; at the presence of the Eloah of Jacob,
8 Who turned the rock into a pool of water; the flint into a fountain of water.
Not to us, O YEHOWAH, not to us, but to Your Name give glory, for Your mercy, and for Your truth’s sake.
2 Why should the nations say, “Where now is their Elohim?”
3 But our Elohim is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases.
4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of human hands;
5 they have mouths, but they speak not; they have eyes, but they see not;
6 they have ears, but they hear not; they have noses, but they smell not;
7 they have hands, but they feel not; they have feet, but they walk not, nor can they make a sound with their throat.
8 Those who make them are like them, and so is everyone who trusts in them.
9 O Israel, trust in YEHOWAH, He is our help and our shield.
10 O house of Aaron, trust in YEHOWAH, He is their help and their shield.
11 You who fear YEHOWAH, trust in YEHOWAH, He is our help and our shield.
12 YEHOWAH has been mindful of us; He will bless us; He will bless the house of Israel; He will bless the house of Aaron;
13 He will bless all who fear YEHOWAH, the small and the great.
14 YEHOWAH will increase you more and more; you and your children.
15 You are blessed of YEHOWAH, Who made heaven and earth.
16 Unto the heaven of heavens are YEHOWAH’S, but the earth He has given to the children of men.
17 The dead do not praise YEH, nor any who go down into silence,
18 but we will bless YEH from this time forth and forever. Praise YEH!
I love YEHOWAH, because He hears my voice and my supplications.
2 Because He inclines His ear to me, therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.
3 The snares of death encompassed me, and the pain of Hell came upon me; I found trouble and sorrow.
4 Then I called upon the Name of YEHOWAH: “O YEHOWAH, I beseech You, deliver my soul!”
5 Gracious is YEHOWAH, and righteous; yes, our Elohim is merciful.
6 YEHOWAH preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He delivered me.
7 Return to your rest, O my soul, for YEHOWAH has dealt bountifully with you.
8 For You have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from falling.
9 I will walk before YEHOWAH in the land of the living.
10 I believed, therefore I said, “I am greatly afflicted.”
11 I said in my alarm, “All men are liars.”
12 What shall I render to YEHOWAH for all His benefits toward me?
13 I will lift up the cup of deliverance and call upon the Name of YEHOWAH.
14 I will pay my vows unto YEHOWAH, now in the presence of all His people.
15 Precious in the sight of YEHOWAH is the death of His saints.
16 O YEHOWAH, truly I am Your servant. I am Your servant, the son of Your handmaid, You have loosed my bonds.
17 I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and call upon the Name of YEHOWAH.
18 I will pay my vows unto YEHOWAH, now in the presence of all His people,
19 in the courts of YEHOWAH’S house, in the midst of you, O Jerusalem. Praise YEH!
Praise YEHOWAH, all nations; glorify Him, all you people!
2 For His mercy is great toward us, and the truth of YEHOWAH endures forever. Praise YEH!
Give thanks to YEHOWAH, for He is good; for His mercy endures forever.
2 Let Israel say, “His mercy endures forever.”
3 Let the house of Aaron now say, “His mercy endures forever.”
4 Let them now who fear YEHOWAH say, “His mercy endures forever.”
5 I called upon YEH in my distress; YEH answered me and set me in a large place.
6 YEHOWAH is for me, I will not fear; what can man do to me?
7 YEHOWAH is for me among those who help me, therefore I will see my desire upon those who hate me.
8 It is better to have hope in YEHOWAH than to trust in mankind.
9 It is better to have hope in YEHOWAH than to trust in princes.
10 All nations may encompass me round about, but in the Name of YEHOWAH I will destroy them.
11 They encompass me round about, but in the Name of YEHOWAH I will destroy them.
12 They encompass me round about like bees; they are extinguished as a fire of thorns, for in the Name of YEHOWAH I will destroy them.
13 You pushed down hard upon me, so that I might fall, but YEHOWAH helped me.
14 YEH is my strength and song, and He is my deliverance.
15 The sound of rejoicing and deliverance is in the tabernacle of the righteous; the right hand of YEHOWAH does valiantly.
16 The right hand of YEHOWAH is exalted; the right hand of YEHOWAH does valiantly.
17 I will not die, but live, and declare the works of YEH.
18 YEH has disciplined me severely, but He has not given me over unto death.
19 Open to me the gates of righteousness; I will enter into them, and I will worship YEH.
20 This is the gate of YEHOWAH, into which the righteous shall enter.
21 I will worship You, for You have heard me, and You have become my deliverance.
22 The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief stone of the corner.
23 This is YEHOWAH’S doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes.
24 This is the day which YEHOWAH has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Save now, I beseech You, O YEHOWAH. O YEHOWAH, I beseech You, send now prosperity!
26 Blessed is the one who comes in the Name of YEHOWAH; we have blessed you from the house of YEHOWAH.
27 El is YEHOWAH, Who has shown us the light; bind the sacrifice with cords, unto the horns of the altar.
28 You are my El, and I will worship You. You are my Elohim, I exalt You.
29 Worship YEHOWAH, for He is good, for His mercy endures forever.
Blessed are those who are undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of YEHOWAH.
2 Blessed are those who keep His testimonies; who seek Him with all their heart,
3 they also do no evil; they walk in His ways.
4 You have commanded that we keep Your precepts diligently.
5 Oh that my ways were firm in keeping Your statutes,
6 for then I will not be ashamed when I look upon all Your commandments.
7 I will worship You with uprightness of heart, when I learn Your righteous judgments.
8 I will keep Your statutes. O forsake me not utterly!
9 How can the young purify their way? By walking according to Your word.
10 With all my heart I have sought You, do not let me wander from Your commandments.
11 Your word I have laid up in my heart, that I might not sin against You.
12 Blessed are You, O YEHOWAH, teach me Your statutes.
13 With my lips I have declared all the judgments of Your mouth.
14 I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, as much as in all riches.
15 I will meditate on Your precepts, and respect Your ways.
16 I delight in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.
17 Deal bountifully with Your servant, that I may live and keep Your word.
18 Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things from Your law.
19 I am a stranger in the earth, hide not Your commandments from me.
20 My soul breaks with longing after Your judgments at all times.
21 You rebuke the proud that are cursed, who go astray from Your commandments.
22 Remove reproach and contempt from me, for I shall keep Your testimonies.
23 Though princes may sit and talk against me, Your servant meditates on Your statutes.
24 Your testimonies also are my delight, and my counselors.
25 My soul cleaves to the dust; revive me according to Your word.
26 I have confessed my ways, and You heard me; teach me Your statutes.
27 Make me understand the way of Your precepts, that I may talk of Your wondrous works.
28 My soul weeps from grief, strengthen me according to Your word.
29 Remove from me the way of lying, and graciously grant me Your law.
30 I have chosen the way of truth; Your judgments I have set before me.
31 I cling to Your testimonies, O YEHOWAH, do not put me to shame!
32 I will run the way of Your commandments, for You will enlarge my heart.
33 Teach me, O YEHOWAH, the way of Your statutes, and I will keep it to the end.
34 Give me understanding, and I will keep Your law; I will keep it with all my heart.
35 Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, for I delight in it.
36 Incline my heart to Your testimonies, and not to covetousness.
37 Turn away my eyes from regarding vanity, and revive me in Your ways.
38 Establish Your word to Your servant who reveres You.
39 Turn away my reproach which I fear, for Your judgments are good.
40 Behold, I long for Your precepts; revive me in Your righteousness.
41 May Your mercy also come unto me, O YEHOWAH; Your deliverance according to Your word,
42 that I will have an answer for those who reproach me, for I trust in Your word.
43 Take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for my hope is in Your judgments.
44 So I will keep Your law continually; forever and ever,
45 and I will walk at liberty, for I seek Your precepts.
46 I will also speak of Your testimonies before kings, and will not be ashamed.
47 I will delight in Your commandments, which I have loved,
48 and I will lift up my hands to Your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on Your statutes.
49 Remember the word to Your servant, upon which You have caused me to hope.
50 This is my comfort in my affliction, for Your word has revived me.
51 The proud greatly mock me, yet I do not turn away from Your law.
52 I remember Your judgments from of old, O YEHOWAH, and comfort myself.
53 Horror has taken hold of me, because of the wicked that forsake Your law.
54 Your statutes are my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.
55 I remember Your Name in the night, O YEHOWAH, and I keep Your law,
56 and this I have, because I keep Your precepts.
57 You are my portion O YEHOWAH; I have said that I will keep Your words.
58 I sought Your favor with all my heart; be gracious unto me according to Your word.
59 I thought about my ways, and turned my feet to Your testimonies.
60 I hastened and did not delay to keep Your commandments.
61 The snares of the wicked have encircled me, but I have not forgotten Your law.
62 At midnight I will rise to worship You, because of Your righteous judgments.
63 I am a companion of all that fear You, and of those who keep Your precepts.
64 The earth, O YEHOWAH, is full of Your mercy; teach me Your statutes.
65 You have dealt well with Your servant, O YEHOWAH, according to Your word.
66 Teach me good discretion and knowledge, for I believe in Your commandments.
67 Before I was afflicted and went astray, but now I keep Your word.
68 You are good and do good, teach me Your statutes.
69 The proud have forged a lie against me, but I will keep Your precepts with all my heart.
70 Their heart is as fat as grease, but I delight in Your law.
71 It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn Your statutes.
72 The law of Your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
73 Your hands made me and fashioned me; give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.
74 Those that fear You will be glad when they see me, because I waited upon Your word.
75 I know, O YEHOWAH, that Your judgments are right, and that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.
76 Please let Your mercy comfort me, according to Your word to Your servant.
77 Let Your compassion come to me, that I may live, for Your law is my delight.
78 Let the proud be ashamed, for they deal perversely with me without a cause, but I will meditate on Your precepts.
79 Let those that fear You turn to me, and those who know Your testimonies.
80 Let my heart be undefiled in Your statutes, so that I will not be ashamed.
81 My soul longs for Your deliverance; I hope in Your word.
82 My eyes fail with longing for Your word, saying, “When will You comfort me?”
83 For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, yet I do not forget Your statutes.
84 How many are the days of Your servant, until You execute judgment on those who persecute me?
85 The proud have dug pits for me, who are not in accord with Your law.
86 All Your commandments are faithful; they persecute me wrongfully; help me!
87 They almost consumed me on earth, but I did not forsake Your precepts.
88 Revive me according to Your mercy, so that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth.
89 Forever, O YEHOWAH, Your word is settled in heaven;
90 Your faithfulness unto all generations. You established the earth, and it abides.
91 It stands this day according to Your judgments, for all things are Your servants.
92 Unless Your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.
93 I will never forget Your precepts, for by them You have revived me.
94 I am Yours, deliver me, for I have sought Your precepts.
95 The wicked wait for me, to destroy me, but I will attend to Your testimonies.
96 I have seen an end of all perfection, but Your commandment is exceedingly broad.
97 O how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.
98 Your commandments have made me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me.
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers, for Your testimonies are my meditation.
100 I understand more than the aged, because I keep Your precepts.
101 I have restrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep Your word.
102 I have not turned aside from Your judgments, for You have taught me.
103 How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 Through Your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way.
105 Your word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
106 I have sworn and I will confirm it, that I will keep Your righteous judgments.
107 I am greatly afflicted; revive me, O YEHOWAH, according to Your word.
108 Accept, I beseech You, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O YEHOWAH, and teach me Your judgments.
109 My soul is continually in my hand, yet I do not forget Your law.
110 The wicked have laid a snare for me, yet I have not gone astray from Your precepts.
111 I have taken Your testimonies as an inheritance forever, for they are the joy of my heart.
112 I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes forever, even to the end.
113 I hate divided thoughts, but I love Your law.
114 You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word.
115 Depart from me, you evildoers, for I will keep the commandments of my Elohim.
116 Sustain me according to Your word, that I may live, and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
117 Uphold me that I may be safe; that I may have regard for Your statutes continually.
118 You have condemned all who wander from Your statutes, for their deceit is falsehood.
119 You shall take away all the wicked of the earth like dross. Therefore, I love Your testimonies.
120 My flesh trembles for fear of You, and I am afraid of Your judgments.
121 I have done justly and righteously; leave me not to my oppressors.
122 Be surety for Your servant for good; let not the proud oppress me.
123 My eyes fail for Your deliverance, and for the word of Your righteous.
124 Deal with Your servant according to Your mercy, and teach me Your statutes.
125 I am Your servant; give me understanding, that I may know Your testimonies.
126 It is time for YEHOWAH to do, for they have made void Your law.
127 Therefore I love Your commandments above gold, yes, above fine gold.
128 Therefore, I esteem upright all Your precepts concerning everything; I hate every false way.
129 Your testimonies are wonderful, therefore my soul keeps them.
130 The disclosure of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.
131 I opened my mouth and panted, for I longed for Your commandments.
132 Look upon me and be gracious to me, as You used to do unto those that love Your Name.
133 Order my footsteps in Your word, and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
134 Redeem me from the oppression of mankind, that I may keep Your precepts.
135 Make Your face to shine upon Your servant, and teach me Your statutes.
136 Rivers of water run down from my eyes, because they do not keep Your law.
137 Righteous are You, O YEHOWAH, and upright are Your judgments.
138 The testimonies You have commanded are righteous and very faithful.
139 My zeal has consumed me, because my enemies have forgotten Your words.
140 Your word is very pure, therefore Your servant loves it.
141 I am small and despised, yet I do not forget Your precepts.
142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and Your law is truth.
143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold of me, yet Your commandments are my delight.
144 The righteousness of Your testimonies are everlasting; give me understanding, and I will live.
145 I cried with all my heart; hear me, O YEHOWAH! I will observe Your statutes.
146 I cried to You, “Save me, and I shall keep Your testimonies.”
147 I hastened to meet the dawning of the morning, and cried. I hope in Your words.
148 My eyes hasten to the night watch, that I might meditate on Your word.
149 Hear my voice according to Your mercy; O YEHOWAH, revive me according to Your judgments.
150 They draw near who follow after wickedness; they are far from Your law.
151 You are near, O YEHOWAH, and all Your commandments are truth.
152 I have known from old that You founded Your testimonies forever.
153 Consider my affliction and rescue me, for I do not forget Your law.
154 Plead my cause and deliver me; revive me according to Your word.
155 Deliverance is far from the wicked, for they seek not Your statutes.
156 Great are Your mercies, O YEHOWAH; revive me according to Your judgments.
157 Many are my persecutors and my enemies, yet I do not turn aside from Your testimonies.
158 I behold the unfaithful and grieve, because they do not keep Your word.
159 Consider how I love Your precepts; revive me, O YEHOWAH, according to Your mercy.
160 Your word is truth and excellence, and every one of Your righteous judgments will endure forever.
161 Princes persecute me without cause, but my heart stands in awe of Your word.
162 I rejoice in Your word, as one who finds great spoil.
163 I hate and abhor lying, but I love Your law.
164 Seven times a day I praise You, because of Your righteous judgments.
165 Those who love Your law have great peace, and nothing causes them to fall.
166 O YEHOWAH, I hope for Your deliverance, and do Your commandments.
167 My soul keeps Your testimonies, and I love them exceedingly.
168 I keep Your precepts and Your testimonies, for all my ways are before You.
169 Let my cry come near before You, O YEHOWAH; give me understanding according to Your word.
170 Let my supplication come before You; deliver me according to Your word.
171 Let my lips utter praise, for You have taught me Your statutes.
172 Let my tongue speak of Your word, for all Your commandments are righteousness.
173 Let Your hand help me, for I have chosen Your precepts.
174 I long for Your deliverance, O YEHOWAH, and Your law is my delight.
175 Let my soul live, and it will worship You, and let Your judgments help me.
176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Your servant, for I do not forget Your commandments.
A song of ascension:
In my anguish I cried unto YEHOWAH, and He heard me.
2 Deliver my soul, O YEHOWAH, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.
3 What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, you deceitful tongue?
4 Sharp arrows of the mighty; with burning coals of Juniper.
5 Woe is me, for I sojourn in Meshak; I dwell in the tents of Kedar!
6 My soul has long dwelt with him that hates peace.
7 I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war.
A song of ascension:
I will lift up my eyes unto the mountains, from where comes my help.
2 My help comes from YEHOWAH, Who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 YEHOWAH is your keeper; YEHOWAH is your shade upon your right hand.
6 The sun will not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.
7 YEHOWAH will protect you from all evil; He will preserve your soul.
8 YEHOWAH will protect your going out and your coming in, from this time forth and forever.
A song of ascension, of David:
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of YEHOWAH.”
2 Our feet will stand within your gates, O Jerusalem.
3 Jerusalem is built as a city that is compact together,
4 where the tribes go up; the tribes of YEH, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks to the Name of YEHOWAH.
5 For there are set the thrones of judgment; the thrones of the house of David.
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, for they shall prosper who love you.
7 May peace be within your walls, and prosperity within your palaces.
8 For the sake of my brethren and my companions, I will now say, “Peace be within you.”
9 For the sake of the house of YEHOWAH our Elohim, I will seek your good.
A song of ascension:
Unto You I lift up my eyes, O You that dwells in the heavens!
2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their lords, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to YEHOWAH our Elohim, until He shall have mercy upon us.
3 Have mercy upon us, O YEHOWAH, have mercy upon us, for we are greatly filled with shame.
4 Our soul is greatly filled with the scorn of those who are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.
A song of ascension, of David:
“If it had not been YEHOWAH Who was on our side,” now let Israel say,
2 “If it had not been YEHOWAH Who was on our side, when men rose up against us,
3 then they would have swallowed us quickly, when their wrath was kindled against us.
4 Then the waters would have overwhelmed us, the stream would have gone over our soul;
5 then the roiling waters would have gone over our soul.”
6 Blessed be YEHOWAH, Who has not given us as prey unto their teeth.
7 Our soul has escaped as a bird out of the snare of the trapper; the snare is broken and we have escaped.
8 Our help is in the Name of YEHOWAH, Who made heaven and earth.
A song of ascension:
Those who trust in YEHOWAH are as Mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abides forever.
2 As the mountains encircle Jerusalem, so YEHOWAH encircles His people from this time forth and forever.
3 For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the righteous, unless the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.
4 Do good, O YEHOWAH, unto those who are good, and unto those who are upright in their hearts.
5 As for those who turn aside to their crooked ways, YEHOWAH will lead them forth with the workers of iniquity. Peace be upon Israel.
A song of ascension:
When YEHOWAH turned back the captivity of Zion, we were like those who dream.
2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing. Then said they among the nations, “ YEHOWAH has done great things for them.”
3 YEHOWAH has done great things for us; therefore we are glad.
4 Turn back again our captivity, O YEHOWAH, as the streams in the south.
5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
6 They that go forth weeping, bearing precious seed, shall indeed come again with rejoicing, bringing in their sheaves.
A song of ascension, of Solomon:
Unless YEHOWAH builds the house, they labor in vain that build it. Unless YEHOWAH guards the city, the watchman remains awake in vain.
2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of grief, for He gives to His beloved even in their sleep.
3 Behold, children are an inheritance of YEHOWAH; the fruit of the womb is a reward.
4 As arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth.
5 Happy is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be ashamed, but will speak with their enemies in the gate.
A song of ascension:
Blessed is everyone that fears YEHOWAH; that walks in His ways.
2 For you shall eat of the produce of your hands; you will be happy and it will be well with you.
3 Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine by the side of your house; your children like olive plants round about your table.
4 Behold, for thus shall the man be blessed who fears YEHOWAH.
5 YEHOWAH bless you from Zion, and may you see the good of Jerusalem all the days of your life.
6 Indeed, you shall see your children’s children, and peace upon Israel!
A song of ascension:
“Many times they have afflicted me from my youth,” let Israel now say,
2 “Many times they have afflicted me from my youth, yet they have not prevailed against me.
3 The plowers plowed upon my back; they made long their furrows.
4 YEHOWAH is righteous; He has cut in two the cords of the wicked.
5 Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.
6 Let them be like the grass upon the housetops that withers before it grows up,
7 with which the reaper does not fill their hand, nor the binder of sheaves their bosom;
8 nor do those who pass by say, ‘The blessing of YEHOWAH be upon you; we bless you in the Name of YEHOWAH.’”
A song of ascension:
Out of the depths I have cried to You, O YEHOWAH.
2 Adonay, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.
3 If You, YEH, should mark iniquities, O Adonay, who could stand?
4 But there is forgiveness with You, that You may be revered.
5 I wait for YEHOWAH; my soul does wait, and in His word do I hope.
6 My soul waits for Adonay more than they that watch for the morning. I say, more than they that watch for the morning.
7 Let Israel hope in YEHOWAH, for with YEHOWAH there is mercy, and with Him is abundant redemption.
8 And He will redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
A song of ascension, of David:
O YEHOWAH, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty, nor do I involve myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.
2 Surely I have behaved and quieted my soul; as a child that is weaned of its mother, my soul is even as a weaned child.
3 Let Israel, hope in YEHOWAH from this time forth and forever.
A song of ascension:
O YEHOWAH, remember David and all his affliction;
2 How he swore unto YEHOWAH, and vowed unto the Mighty of Jacob,
3 “Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed;
4 I will not give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids,
5 until I find a place for YEHOWAH; a dwelling
place for the Mighty of Jacob.”
6 Lo, we heard of it in Ephratah; we found it in the field of the wood.
7 We will go into His tabernacle; we will worship at His footstool.
8 Arise, O YEHOWAH, into Your rest; You, and the Ark of Your strength.
9 Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness, and let Your saints shout for joy.
10 For the sake of David Your servant, turn not away the face of Your anointed.
11 YEHOWAH has sworn in truth unto David; He will not turn back, “Of the fruit of your body I will set upon your throne.
12 If your sons will keep My covenant and My testimony, which I will teach them, their sons also shall sit upon your throne forever.
13 For YEHOWAH has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His habitation.
14 This is My resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I have desired it.
15 I will abundantly bless her provision; I will satisfy her poor with bread.
16 I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
17 There I will make the horn of David to bud; I have ordained a lamp for Mine anointed.
18 His enemies I will clothe with shame, but upon himself shall his crown flourish.”
A song of ascension, of David:
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard; that went down to the skirts of his garments.
3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descends upon the mountains of Zion, for there YEHOWAH commanded the blessing: Life forevermore!
A song of ascension:
Behold, bless YEHOWAH, all you servants of YEHOWAH, who by night stand in the house of YEHOWAH.
2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and bless YEHOWAH.
3 YEHOWAH that made heaven and earth bless you from Zion.
Praise YEH! Praise the Name of YEHOWAH; praise Him, O servants of YEHOWAH;
2 You who stand in the house of YEHOWAH, in the courts of the house of our Elohim,
3 Praise YEH, for YEHOWAH is good. Sing praises unto His Name, for it is pleasant.
4 For YEH has chosen Jacob for Himself, and Israel for His peculiar treasure.
5 For I know that YEHOWAH is great, and that our Adonay is above all elohim.
6 Whatsoever YEHOWAH pleases, He does, in heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps.
7 He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; He makes lightning for the rain; He brings forth the wind from His treasuries.
8 He smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast.
9 He sent signs and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt; upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants.
10 He smote great nations and slew mighty kings:
11 Sihon, king of the Amorites, and Og, king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan,
12 and He gave their land as a heritage; a heritage unto Israel His people.
13 Your Name, O YEHOWAH, endures forever, and Your memorial, O YEHOWAH, throughout all generations,
14 for YEHOWAH will judge His people, and He will repent Himself concerning His servants.
15 The idols of the nations are silver and gold; the work of mankind’s hands.
16 They have mouths, but they do not speak; they have eyes, but they do not see;
17 they have ears, but they do not hear, nor is there any breath in their mouths.
18 Those who make them are like them, so is everyone who trusts in them.
19 Bless YEHOWAH, O house of Israel; bless YEHOWAH, O house of Aaron.
20 Bless YEHOWAH, O house of Levi; you who revere YEHOWAH, bless YEHOWAH.
21 Blessed be YEHOWAH out of Zion, Who dwells at Jerusalem. Praise YEH!
Give thanks unto YEHOWAH, for He is good, for His
mercy endures forever.
2 Give thanks to the Elohim of elohim, for His mercy endures forever.
3 Give thanks to Adonay of lords, for His mercy endures forever.
4 To Him Who alone does great wonders, for His mercy endures forever.
5 To Him Who by wisdom made the heavens, for His mercy endures forever.
6 To Him Who stretched out the earth above the waters, for His mercy endures forever.
7 To Him Who made the great lights, for His mercy endures forever;
8 the sun to rule by day, for His mercy endures forever;
9 the moon and stars to rule by night, for His mercy endures forever.
10 To Him Who smote the Egyptians in their firstborn, for His mercy endures forever,
11 and brought out Israel from among them, for His mercy endures forever;
12 with a strong hand and an outstretched arm, for His mercy endures forever.
13 To Him Who divided the Red Sea into parts, for His mercy endures forever,
14 and made Israel to pass through the midst of it, for His mercy endures forever,
15 but He overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red Sea, for His mercy endures forever.
16 To Him Who led His people through the wilderness, for His mercy endures forever.
17 To Him Who smote great kings, for His mercy endures forever,
18 and slew mighty kings, for His mercy endures forever:
19 Sihon, king of the Amorites, for His mercy endures forever,
20 and Og, king of Bashan, for His mercy endures forever.
21 And gave their land for a heritage, for His mercy endures forever;
22 even a heritage unto Israel His servant, for His mercy endures forever.
23 Who remembered us in our low estate, for His mercy endures forever,
24 And has redeemed us from our enemies, for His mercy endures forever.
25 Who gives food to all flesh, for His mercy endures forever.
26 Give thanks to the El of heaven, for His mercy endures forever.
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down; yes, we wept when we remembered Zion.
2 We hung our harps upon the willows in the midst of it,
3 for there our captors required of us songs, and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion.”
4 How shall we sing YEHOWAH’S song in a strange land?
5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget.
6 If I do not remember you, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
7 Remember, O YEHOWAH, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem, who said, “Raze it, raze it to its very foundation.”
8 O daughter of Babylon, who is to be destroyed, how blessed will be the one who rewards you as you have served us.
9 How blessed will be the one who takes and dashes your little ones against the stones.
A psalm of David:
I will worship You with all my heart; before the elohim I will sing praises unto You.
2 I will bow down toward Your holy temple and worship Your Name for Your mercy and for Your truth, for You have magnified Your word above all Your Name.
3 On the day I cried, You answered me, and strengthened me with strength in my soul.
4 All the kings of the earth will praise You, O YEHOWAH, when they hear the words of Your mouth.
5 Yes, they will sing of the ways of YEHOWAH, for great is the glory of YEHOWAH.
6 Though YEHOWAH is exalted, yet He respects the lowly, but the proud He knows from afar.
7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me.
8 YEHOWAH will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O YEHOWAH, endures forever. Forsake not the works of Your own hands.
To the chief musician, a psalm of David:
O YEHOWAH, You have searched me and known.
2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar.
3 You encompassed my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways,
4 for there is not a word on my tongue, but lo, O YEHOWAH, You know it altogether.
5 You have enclosed me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain to it.
7 Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?
8 If I ascend to heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning, if I dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 even there Your hand will lead me, and Your right hand will lay hold of me.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will cover me; even the night will be light about me”,
12 yes, the darkness hides not from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You,
13 for You created my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will worship You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and my soul knows it very well.
15 My body was not hidden from You when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my substance, yet being imperfect, and in Your book all my members were written; the days that were fashioned for me, when as yet there was none of them.
17 How precious also are Your thoughts unto me, O El! How great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand. When I awake, I am still with You.
19 Surely You will slay the wicked, O Eloah. Depart from me, therefore, you men of bloodshed,
20 for they speak against You wickedly, and Your enemies take Your Name in vain.
21 Do I not hate them, O YEHOWAH, that hate You? And am I not grieved with those who rise up against You?
22 I hate them with perfect hatred. I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, O El, and know my heart; try me and know my thoughts,
24 and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way.
To the chief musician, a psalm of David:
Deliver me, O YEHOWAH, from evil the one; preserve me from the violent ones
2 who imagine evil in their heart. Continually are they gathered together for war.
3 They sharpen their tongues as a serpent; adders poison is under their lips. Selah
4 Keep me, O YEHOWAH, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent, who have purposed to overthrow my goings.
5 The proud have hidden a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set nooses for me. Selah
6 I said unto YEHOWAH, “You are my El, give ear to the voice of my supplications, O YEHOWAH.
7 O YEHOWAH, Adonay, the strength of my deliverance, You have covered my head in the day of battle.
8 Grant not, O YEHOWAH, the desires of the wicked; further not their wicked device, lest they exalt themselves.” Selah
9 “As for the head of those who encompass me round about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.
10 Let burning coals fall upon them; let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.
11 Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth; let evil hunt the violent ones to overthrow them.”
12 I know that YEHOWAH will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.
13 Surely the righteous will worship Your Name; the upright will dwell in Your presence.
A psalm of David:
YEHOWAH, I cry unto You, hasten unto me! Give ear unto my voice when I cry unto You.
2 Let my prayer be set forth before You as incense, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
3 Set a watch, O YEHOWAH, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.
4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing; to practice wicked deeds with those who do iniquity, and let me not eat of their dainties.
5 Let the righteous smite me in kindness, and reprove me; it will be an excellent oil, which will not break my head, for yet my prayer is for them in their calamities.
6 When their judges are thrown down in stony places, they will hear my words, for they are sweet.
7 Our bones are scattered at the grave’s mouth, as when one cuts and cleaves upon the earth,
8 but my eyes are unto You, O YEHOWAH, Adonay. In You is my trust, do not leave my soul destitute and as nothing.
9 Keep me from the snares that they have set for me, and from the nooses of the workers of iniquity.
10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I escape safely.
A poem of David; a prayer when he was in the cave:
I cried unto YEHOWAH with my voice; with my voice unto YEHOWAH did I make my supplication.
2 I poured out my complaint before Him; I declared before Him my trouble.
3 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, You knew my path. In the way where I walked they have secretly laid a snare for me.
4 I looked to my right, and beheld, there was no one there that would know me. Retreat failed me; no one cared for my soul.
5 I cried out to You, O YEHOWAH! I said, “You are my refuge, and my portion in the land of the living.
6 Attend to my cry, for I am brought very low; deliver me from my persecutors, for they are stronger than I.
7 Bring my soul out of prison, so that I may worship Your Name. The righteous will encompass me, for You will deal bountifully with me.”
A psalm of David:
Hear my prayer, O YEHOWAH; give ear to my supplications! Answer me in Your faithfulness, and in Your righteousness!
2 And enter not into judgment with Your servant, for in Your sight no man living is righteous.
3 For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he has crushed my life down to the ground; he has made me dwell in dark places, like those that have long been dead.
4 Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.
5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your works; I muse on the work of Your hands.
6 I stretch forth my hands unto You. My soul thirsts for You, as a thirsty land. Selah
7 Answer me speedily, O YEHOWAH, my spirit fails; hide not Your face from me, lest I will become like those who go down to the pit.
8 Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, for I trust in You; cause me to know the way in wherein I should walk, for I lift up my soul into You.
9 Deliver me, O YEHOWAH, from my enemies. I flee unto You to hide me.
10 Teach me to do Your will, for You are my Elohim; let Your good Spirit lead me into the land of uprightness.
11 Revive me, O YEHOWAH, for Your Name’s sake. For Your righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble,
12 and in Your mercy, cut off my enemies, and destroy all those who afflict my soul, for I am Your servant.
A psalm of David:
Blessed be YEHOWAH, my rock, Who trains my hands to war, and my fingers to fight;
2 my goodness and my fortress; my high tower and my deliverer; my shield and He in Whom I trust; Who subdues my people under me.
3 YEHOWAH, what is mankind, that You take knowledge of them? Or the children of man, that You regard them?
4 Mankind is like emptiness; their days are like a shadow that passes away.
5 Bow Your heavens, O YEHOWAH, and come down; touch the mountains, and they will smoke.
6 Cast forth lightning and scatter them; send out Your arrows and destroy them.
7 Stretch forth Your hand from above; deliver me and rescue me out of great waters, from the hand of heathen children
8 whose mouths speak lies, and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
9 I will sing a new song unto You, O Elohim. Upon a psaltery of ten strings I will sing praises unto You
10 Who gives salvation to kings; Who delivers David His servant from the evil sword.
11 Deliver me and rescue me from the hand of heathen children, whose mouths speak lies, and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood,
12 that our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth, and our daughters as corner stones, polished in the form of a palace;
13 that our garners may be full, furnishing all manner of store; that our flocks may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our fields;
14 that our cattle may be strong to labor; that there be no breaking in, or going out; that there be no outcry in our streets!
15 Happy are the people who are in such a case. Happy are the people whose Elohim is YEHOWAH!
David’s psalm of praise:
I will exalt You, my Elohim, O King, and I will bless Your Name forever and ever.
2 Every day I will bless You, and I will praise Your Name forever and ever.
3 Great is YEHOWAH, and greatly to be praised, and His greatness is unsearchable.
4 One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts.
5 I will speak of the glorious honor of Your majesty, and of Your wondrous works.
6 Mankind shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, and I will declare Your greatness;
7 they shall abundantly utter the memory of Your great goodness, and will sing of Your righteousness.
8 YEHOWAH is gracious and full of compassion; slow to anger and of great mercy;
9 YEHOWAH is good to all, and His mercies are over all His works.
10 All Your works shall praise You, O YEHOWAH, and Your saints shall bless You.
11 They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom, and talk of Your power;
12 to make known to the children of men Your mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of Your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your dominion endures throughout all generations.
14 YEHOWAH upholds all who fall, and raises up all who bow down.
15 The eyes of all wait upon You, and You give them their meat in due season.
16 You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing.
17 YEHOWAH is righteous in all His ways, and holy in all His deeds.
18 YEHOWAH is near to all who call upon Him; to all who call upon Him in truth.
19 He will fulfill the desire of those who revere Him; He also will hear their cry, and will save them.
20 YEHOWAH preserves all those who love Him, but all the wicked will He destroy.
21 My mouth will speak the praise of YEHOWAH, and all flesh will bless His holy Name forever and ever.
Praise YEH! Praise YEHOWAH, O my soul!
2 I will praise YEHOWAH while I live; I will sing praises unto my Elohim while I have my being.
3 Put not your trust in princes, or in the children of man, in whom there is no deliverance.
4 Their breath departs, they return to the earth; in that very day their thoughts perish.
5 Happy are they who have the El of Jacob, whose hope is in YEHOWAH his Elohim,
6 Who made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them; Who keeps truth forever;
7 Who executes judgment for the oppressed; Who gives food to the hungry. YEHOWAH frees the prisoners;
8 YEHOWAH opens the eyes of the blind; YEHOWAH raises up those who bow down; YEHOWAH loves the righteous;
9 YEHOWAH preserves the sojourners; He lifts up the fatherless and the widow, but the way of the wicked He turns upside down.
10 YEHOWAH will reign forever; Your Elohim, O Zion, to all generations. Praise YEH!
Praise YEH! For it is good to sing praises unto our Elohim; for it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful.
2 YEHOWAH builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel;
3 He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds;
4 He appoints the number of the stars; He calls them all by name.
5 Great is our Adonay, and of abundant strength; His understanding is infinite.
6 YEHOWAH lifts up the meek; He casts the wicked down to the ground.
7 Sing unto YEHOWAH with thanksgiving; sing praises upon the harp unto our Elohim,
8 Who covers the heavens with clouds; Who prepares rain for the earth; Who makes grass to grow upon the mountains.
9 He gives to the beast its food, and to the young ravens which cry.
10 He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He does not take pleasure in the legs of a man;
11 YEHOWAH takes pleasure in those who fear Him; in those who hope in His mercy.
12 Praise YEHOWAH, O Jerusalem; praise your Elohim, O Zion,
13 for He has strengthened the bars of your gates; He has blessed your children within you;
14 He makes peace in your borders; He fills you with the finest of the wheat;
15 He sends forth His commandment to the earth; His word runs very swiftly.
16 He gives snow like wool; He scatters the covering frost like ashes;
17 He casts forth His ice like morsels. Who can stand before His cold?
18 He sends forth His word and melts them; He causes His wind to blow, and the waters to flow;
19 He declares His words unto Jacob; His statutes and His ordinances unto Israel.
20 He has not dealt so with any nation,; and as for His judgments, they have not known them. Praise YEH!
Praise YEH! Praise YEHOWAH from the heavens; praise Him in the heights;
2 Praise Him, all His angels; praise Him, all His hosts;
3 Praise Him, sun and moon; praise Him, all you stars of light;
4 Praise Him, heaven of heavens, and you waters that are above the heavens.
5 Let them praise the Name of YEHOWAH, for He commanded, and they were created.
6 He has also established them forever and ever; He has made a decree, which will not pass.
7 Praise YEHOWAH from the earth, you sea-monsters, and all deeps.
8 Fire and hail, snow and clouds, stormy wind fulfilling His word;
9 mountains and all hills, fruitful trees and all cedars,
10 beasts and all cattle, creeping things and winged fowl,
11 kings of the earth, and all people; princes and all judges of the earth,
12 both young men and maidens, elderly and children,
13 let them praise the Name of YEHOWAH, for His Name alone is exalted; His glory is above earth and heaven.
14 He also lifts up the horn of His people; the praise of all His saints, even of the children of Israel, a people near to Him. Praise YEH!
Praise YEH! Sing unto YEHOWAH a new song, and His praise in the congregation of the saints.
2 Let Israel be glad in Him that made him; let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
3 Let them praise His Name with dancing; let them sing praises to Him with tambourine and harp,
4 for YEHOWAH takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the meek with deliverance.
5 Let the saints be joyful in glory; let them sing for joy upon their beds.
6 Let the high praises of El be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand,
7 to execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishment upon the people;
8 to bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;
9 to execute upon them the judgment written. This honor is for all His saints. Praise YEH!
Praise YEH! Praise El in His sanctuary. Praise Him in the firmament of His power.
2 Praise Him for His mighty acts. Praise Him according to His excellent greatness.
3 Praise Him with the sound of trumpets. Praise Him with lyre and harp.
4 Praise Him with timbrels and dancing. Praise Him with stringed instruments and organs.
5 Praise Him with loud cymbals. Praise Him with resounding cymbals.
6 Let everything that has breath praise YEH. Praise YEH!
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Lawrence T. Vosen, PhD.